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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The cry of my Heart

We had a long day today. First Matt finished putting together a new wardrobe to replace his dresser and as I tried to sort and reorganize everything, he trotted upstairs to replace the big kids light.

And, the wiring up there is so ancient that colored wires were non-existent! The electrician can't come tomorrow due to all the storm power problems which I totally am find with as our hearts goes out towards those hit hard by the storms.

But, now one room is in total upheavel and the other without power and Matt is talking about re-doing the kitchen and hold the phone! I don't think I can handle that! Plus the-- well, I have a long list of craziness that needs done and it is so overwhelming at times. Finally, called husband and said this house doesn't feel comfortable or homey anymore-- I want out. Then, with all the other stuff going on in the world that has never stopped and will never stop, it gave me such a hunger and deep desire for Jesus and heaven. Jesus, you are whom I yearn for and I just wanted to remind you dear reader that whatever happens here, its okay, something so much better is waiting for us. This is not a permanent home-- it has and always will have problems. I am just so glad Heaven doesn't have a home depot and is run by the ultimate Handy Man :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Places to play in PA: Hands on House

We have been members here for a year and a half and I can honestly say each time is a little different and we always leave satisfied!

One of the best things about it is I dont have to go into the city and it's easy to get to all by myself with all 3 kiddos in tow-- yay! They also keep it simple and familiar only changing two of the many play areas. I love this because theres always osmeting a little new and yet at the same time my kids keep building their skills in each of the other rooms.

One of our favorites is the grocery store-- they love shopping, punching the cash register buttons, and following the little lists they have for them. Another favorite is the thing-a-ma-gig room where there is a mechanical assembly line to work on and lots of other math related things like sorting and building ramps. All 3 of my kids get completely asorbed in finishing their tasks and experiencing the joy of a job well done.

One downer is that on the weekdays they close at 4 and sometimes we could def. stay longer and the other would be that the paint in the face painting section is not eye friendly and we have had problems getting it out of our clothes, but that being said, it is a wonderful afternoon each and everytime.